Brenda Bray, MPH
Clinical Professor
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Brenda S. Bray, BPharm, MPH is a pharmacist faculty member with Washington State University (WSU) Elson S Floyd College_x000D_ of Medicine. A focus of Ms. Bray’s teaching and research at WSU has been designing, implementing, and evaluating curricula th_x000D_ at provide students opportunities to collaborate as interprofessional (IP) teams. Since 2013, Ms. Bray has been a co-investigator o_x000D_ n several interprofessional education grants including a current HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement grant which prov_x000D_ ides a curriculum that engages health professions students and rural primary care practices with team-based strategies to care for_x000D_ patients with chronic pain and/or opioid use disorder.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: An urgent need exists to improve care for patients who seek opioids for chronic pain relief. Targeting education towards diverse interprofessional health care teams is one approach to ensure all team members communicate effectively and understand evidence-based options for patients at risk for opioid use disorder. The purpose of this session is to (1) share outcomes from an interprofessional education (IPE) program that focuses on collaboration when treating patients with chronic pain who use opioids and/or may be experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD) (2) discuss how we…